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OK this question is for the food pro's out there,

Why when you go to dogfoodanalysis.com and look up the Orijen LBP, it says that it is not suitable for pups and should be fed to an older dog? Is it the protein and Ca levels? Why would Orijen make it their puppy formula if it is no good for a pup?

And if you compair the LBP to the Regional Red, it is almost identical with the exception of more Glucosamine and Chondroitin in the LBP formula.

What in your oppinion is the max protein and Ca levels a pup should have and up until what age?
 

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IMO, they are wrong. This formula is perfectly fine for LB puppies.

DFA cites protein being too high as their reasoning on why it shouldn't be fed to puppies. There are no confirmed studies about high protein levels being a problem for pups, but there is a lot of old wives tales about it. The only real concern for pups is calcium and phosphorous levels and balance, and this formula is right where those should be for apup.
 

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Thank you Chris, so then the Regional Red would be just as good being the formula is nearly identical?
 

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That is an old school thought and Chris is correct. The old school thought was, that high protein is bad for dogs. And it is, "IF" it comes from a source other than meat (potato protein for example). With Orijen, Acana and companies like Horizon Legacy all or the majority of the protein comes from a meat source. DFA is just covering their B-HINDS. They are very reliable and a great source of information, but it would be nice to see them up date some dog foods.
 
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